The eight part of our series on reducing demand for government, in which we set out a programme for change – focused on families, civil society and government.
There has been a decline in their strength within the Metropolitan Police Force, amounting to a reduction of 18.5 per cent – from 4,373 in 2020 to 3,688 in 2021.
The Faith New Deal Pilot Fund will encourage innovative partnership to thrive. We will achieve more through our common endeavours.
Local authorities should do more to recognise and encourage volunteers – who provide services worth billons of pounds.
Community Day is a new initiative which aims to recognise those who go above and beyond for their communities, and help more people do so.
When the pandemic permits, it could not only combat loneliness but be a cost-effective way to support teachers and a boon to children.
That Boris Johnson feels the need to mobilise civilian enforcers is clear evidence that a second harsh lockdown does not command popular support.
The mutual aid phenomenon does demonstrate that many people will use their free time in extraordinarily productive and pro-social ways.
The response to Covid-19 felt panicked, with the Government alone in leading the fightback. This cannot happen again.
The pandemic has sparked a new sense of community spirit and civic participation; the question is whether this can extend into the future.
Having extended its initial target to find 750,000 helpers, it seems the Government now has too many.